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Argonia Cup senior capstone competition: Final presentation

Foster, Nick
Utley, Lucas
Walsh, Andrew
Kadavy, Ben
Kenkel, Chad
McCullers, Gerald
Kunka, Logan
George, Nicolas
Ritchie, Caleb
Rosario, Jake
Abstract
The goal of this project was to design and develop a rocket that could get a payload golf ball to at least 8,000 AGL and then return it as close to the X on the ground as possible. In order to achieve this goal, we decided to design an integrated deployable quadcopter UAC that would deploy at apogee and then autonomously fly itself back to the designated target location. This concept has never been achieved before and therefore we wanted to be the first to successfully complete the mission. Despite our work and determination we were unsuccessful of a true recovery however we believe we have made the most progress and had the most success of anyone attempting such a feat at the high-powered rocketry level.
Date
2018-05-02